Hive World NZ have been appointed NZ agents for Viseco Spraying equipment from Germany. This equipment has been developed specifically for spraying hot wax and has been used in Europe and North America for many years. These spraying machines are excellent for coating plastic foundation and are suitable for anyone importing their own foundation or […]

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  Bee stings are an occupational hazard for beekeepers but most people sometime will experience the pain of a bee sting at some time in their life. As a child, I grew up in an urban area with a neighbour who had hives.  Standing on a bee was a common occurrence.  I do not have happy memories of bees, […]

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Check out our new toolbelt designed for beekeepers. This is the ultimate beekeepers accessory. Magnetic holder for your hive tool so no more ripped pockets or mislaid tools. Everything you use on the apiary site within easy reach. We also have two sizes of phone pouch available. Designed and manufactured in New Zealand Tools shown […]

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Between the 12th and 20th day of a bees lifespan they form special wax producing glands in their abdomen. By eating the honey they convert the sugar in it to produce wax. Other bees then take the wax, chew it and mould it into the shape required. One bee will make 8 flakes of wax […]

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